I don’t know about you but I’m not really sure what baby oil is supposed to be used for. Over the years I have found some uses for it. Which is great because baby oil is so inexpensive! A 20 ounce bottle cost less than $4.00 and will last me 6-8 months. That’s some serious value! Especially, if you use it in the ways I have listed below!
1. Shaving. When I started shaving way back in the day I was constantly breaking out in rashes on my legs. I tried different shaving creams but nothing helped. Then someone suggested I try conditioner which worked better but my legs were still breaking out in red bumps. I tried different scents and types of conditioner and different razors to no avail. I’m not really sure when I tried baby oil but I know it was sometime when I was in high school and I have been using it ever since. Not only did it prevent my legs from breaking out but it left my skin so soft I no longer needed to use lotions! That’s a win-win for me!
To use: Squirt baby oil on your leg and lightly rub in. Then shave as you normally do. Just remember baby oil will make your tub slick so be careful!
2. Eye Makeup Remover. When I started wearing makeup back in high school I always had the hardest time getting my eye makeup off. I started using an eye makeup remover but that quickly became expensive, especially on my minimum wage job. One day I ran out and noticed that the first ingredient listed was mineral oil which is the same ingredient in baby oil. I have been using baby oil to remove my eye makeup ever since. It does wonderful work on waterproof mascara. No pulling or extra rubbing on your eyes either. And it leaves your eyelids soft and moisturized.
To use: Place a couple drops of baby oil on a cotton ball and gently rub over eyelid and eyelashes. Follow up by gently washing the oil off with water. Make sure you keep your eyes closed because baby oil will sting a little bit!
3. Cradle Cap. When I took Pie in for her 4 month check up she had a mild case of cradle cap. The doctor told me to rub baby oil on her head. The cradle cap actually rubs right off! It’s pretty amazing! Or at least it is to me. I battled cradle cap with Cakey for months and months before it went away. The baby oil only took a couple of treatments and the cradle cap went away.
To use: Place a couple drops of baby oil on a cotton ball and gently rub on the affected area. Allow the bay oil to dry (I did the treatment at night and allowed it to dry overnight) and gently brush off with a baby brush or use your fingernails (very gently, of course).
Do you have any other uses for baby oil? Share them with us!
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